Ginsburg will be the first woman and first Jewish person to ever lie in state at the Capitol, according to historical records. The civil rights activist Rosa Parks was the first woman to lie in honor, which is the designation for non-office-holding citizens and former office holders.
Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to pay respect Friday to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman ever to do so.
Pelosi’s office said earlier this week that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony is open to invited guests only.
A formal departure ceremony will then begin as Ginsburg’s casket leaves the Capitol around 12:30 p.m.
Following this tweet for live coverage via CBS Networks:
Rest in dissent. Rest in Power. Thank you for your bravery. Thank you for your courage.